Broadband Roundup: FCC to Police Dispute Between Netflix and Verizon, Michael Powell Defends FCC Chief
Broadband Roundup, Net Neutrality
June 16th, 2014
WASHINGTON, June 16, 2014 – In the midst of Netflix’s quarrels with Verizon Communications, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler said in a statement Friday that the commission will investigate slowdowns in traffic to ascertain whether there’s harm to consumers. “To be clear, what we are doing right now is collecting information, not regulating. We […]
Broadband Roundup: Verizon Not Likely to Sue FCC Again, Google to Launch Internet Satellites, and New Broadband Definition
June 2nd, 2014
WASHINGTON, June 2, 2014 – In an interview on C-Span’s “The Communicators,” Verizon’s senior vice president of Craig Silliman said that the tech giant will likely not pursue a lawsuit against the Federal Communications Commission over net neutrality rules – provided that the agency doesn’t attempt to reclassify broadband as a public utility under Title […]
House IP Chairman on COICA: “We Don’t Want To Be Egypt.”
Copyright, Intellectual Property
February 21st, 2011
WASHINGTON, February 20, 2011 — The lead lawmaker in the U.S. House of Representatives regarding intellectual property issues says that he and his colleagues need to be extremely wary of giving the federal government too much unfettered power when it comes to seizing the domain names of web sites that are suspected of promoting online piracy.
Transparency and Application Efficiency Key To Wireless Net Neutrality Says Qualcomm Chief
FCC, Net Neutrality, Wireless
November 15th, 2010
Mobile phone network operators should provide incentives to application developers to increase the efficiency of their products so that wireless networks can be better managed, said Paul Jacobs, Qualcomm’s chairman and chief executive officer in an interview that aired on C-SPAN Saturday.
Genachowski: Broadband is the ‘Platform’ for All Forms of Communication
FCC, National Broadband Plan, Net Neutrality
November 23rd, 2009
WASHINGTON, November 23, 2009 – In an interview for C-SPAN’s “The Communicators” series, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski spoke of the national broadband plan that is currently being put together, as well as the short term progress that has happened in relation to broadband.
The broadband “platform,” according to Genachowski, is a platform that everyone takes part in; from communicating with friends and family, to communicating for working purpose. Even now, engaging with the government and its services is done on this platform.
Citing Copyright, NBC's Rick Cotton Promotes Filtering Illegal Content Online
Broadband Updates, FCC, National Broadband Plan
November 5th, 2009
In an interview for C-SPAN’s “The Communicators” series scheduled to air on Saturday, Rick Cotton, executive vice president and general counsel of NBC Universal, discussed his views about online piracy and counterfeiting – particularly with recent developments regarding the Internet and the pending launch of a national broadband plan by the Federal Communications Commission.
McDowell Welcomes New Openness at FCC, Calls for Audit and Reform
FCC, National Broadband Plan
August 7th, 2009
WASHINGTON, August 7, 2009 — In addition to the forthcoming National Broadband Strategy, The Federal Communications Commission must reorganize fundamentally to tackle a laundry list of 21st-century issues, Commissioner Robert McDowell said in an interview with C-SPAN’s “The Communicators” series.
BroadbandCensus.com Deputy Editor Andrew Feinberg on C-SPAN's 'The Communicators'
June 21st, 2009
WASHINGTON, June 21, 2009 – In an interview that aired on C-SPAN’s series “The Communicators,” Andrew Feinberg, Deputy Editor of BroadbandCensus.com, addressed Tuesday’s Senate Confirmation Hearing for Julius Genachowski, selected by President Obama to head the Federal Communications Commission.
FCC Moving 'Full Speed Ahead' on Broadband Plan, Says Copps
Broadband Stimulus, Broadband's Impact, FCC, National Broadband Plan, NTIA
May 20th, 2009
WASHINGTON, May 20, 2009 – Though confirmation proceedings for his successor remain postponed, Acting Federal Communications Commission Chairman Michael Copps (D) isn’t slowing down in the drive to achieving one of his long-standing goals: a national broadband strategy for the United States.